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Nirvana Turkish Masters Wild Cards

Enes Bakirci and Ismail Turker have been awarded wild card places in the Nirvana Turkish Masters which will run from March 7 to 13 in Antalya.

Ismail Turker (left) is the current Turkish champion

The draw for the new world ranking event will be released on Wednesday. The top four players will be seeded through to the final venue in Turkey, along with the two wild cards. All other players will compete in a qualifying round next week in Leicester, each needing to win one match to make it to Antalya.

Turker, age 31, is a two-time and reigning Turkish national champion, having beaten Bakirci 4-1 in the final last year.

Bakirci, age 25, won national championship in 2020 when he beat Turker 4-3 in the final, from 3-0 down.

The fantastic Nirvana Cosmopolitan Hotel (pictured above) will host the final stages of the Nirvana Turkish Masters in March. Players will be competing for a top prize of £100,000 and total prize money of £500,000.

It will be the first world ranking event played in Turkey and tickets are available now – for details click here. Antalya is renowned as one of Europe’s outstanding destinations, known for its culture, history and ideal location on the Mediterranean coast.